Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rick Springfield Rocks the House in Verona, NY

July 7, 2011
Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY

This is hands down my favorite venue to see Rick in. He is comfortable there and despite the table seating I am too. lol After all the PR that week for the paperback release of Late, Late at Night I think Rick was ready to hit the stage with his talented band. He was playful and threw in a few teaser songs throughout the night. One of them a Beatles tune where he came and sat on the edge of the stage, stretching out his legs on my table. He swatted my arm and told me to "Stop photographing the band! I'm cuter!" They were making fun of him from the other side of the stage and I couldn't resist. Matt & George then joined him at the edge of the stage for the Beatles song.

Someone in the crowd yelled out Inside Sylvia as he was about to start I'll Miss that Someday and he obliged and the band took a break and left Derek behind to accompany him on a shortened version. He also commented he could see an older man walk out of the venue so he started to play Moon River. You Really Got Me made a return for the first time in a while. And for DTTS he made his way to the crowd were he found a few willing victims, I mean fans to sing for him, one of them a teenage Elena, a friends daughter.
Then he brought two cute girls up on stage. He was off to crowd surf a few songs later and made it all the way to the back of the venue and back in one piece. A 2 song encore was a nice way to end the evening. Oh and did I mention there was a shirtless encore? Unfortunately the battery in my camera died right after DTTS. It was kind of nice to just watch the rest of the show without a camera!

Set List:
I've Done Everything for You
Affair of the Heart
Living In Oz
Teaser-Life's Been Good
Teaser-The Beatles I'll Be Back, Rick, Matt & George B (please let me know if I got this wrong-it was done with him sitting next to me on my table. lol)
Teaser-Inside Sylvia -Rick & Derek (the rest of the guys left the stage lol)
I'll Miss that Someday
Live is Alright Tonight
Teaser-Moon River
You've Really Got Me
Love Somebody
Human Touch
Jessie's Girl
Wild Think

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